On January 10, the 292 meter long, 176217 dwt bulk carrier JSW Salem ran aground on the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia Beach, Virginia. The JSW Salem had departed from Baltimore and was headed for Inixy, India with 120,000 tons of coal when it ran aground off Cape Henry. The bulk carrier alerted the Coast Guard who dispatched the 45 foot long response boat and a helicopter to the scene. An inspection found the JSW Salem had suffered no damage and no pollution had been released. The vessel was able to refloat itself on the rising tide and proceeded to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.